Definitions for garbleˈgɑr bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•bleˈgɑr bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.t.)to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble:

    to garble instructions.

  2. to make misleading selections from or arrangement of (fact, statements, writings, etc.); distort:

    to garble a quotation.

  3. (n.)an act or instance of garbling.

Origin of garble:

1400–50; late ME garbelen to remove refuse from spices < early It garbellare to sift < Ar gharbala < LL crībellāre, der. of crībellum, dim. of L crībrum sieve (see -elle )

gar′bler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)

    make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

Wiktionary

  1. garble(Verb)

    To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.

  2. garble(Verb)

    To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.

  3. garble(Verb)

    To make false by mutilation or addition

    The editor garbled the story.

  4. Origin: garbeler, from garbellare, from غربل.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garble(verb)

    to sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices

  2. Garble(verb)

    to pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account

  3. Garble(noun)

    refuse; rubbish

  4. Garble(noun)

    impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings

Freebase

  1. Garble

    Garble is a blogging system based on the Jasper web programming framework. It also supports Facebook integration via the About Face theme.

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